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evacuated were allowed to go home finally today. >>> now to sanford, florida and the trial of george zimmerman. the focus was on the injuries sustained during what became a deadly confrontation. nbc's ron mott with us from there tonight. ron, good evening? >> reporter: good evening, brian. a different day of testimony today compared to yesterday, there were only three witnesses who made it up to the stand compared to ten yesterday. and as you mentioned, most of the focus was on george zimmerman's injuries and trayvon martin's gunshot wound. the defense called a well known expert who testified the evidence he reviewed supports zimmerman's account of shooting martin while martin was on top of him. he also testified there were six impact injuries to george zimmerman's face and head. on cross-examination, the prosecutor showed the doctor a picture of george zimmerman's bloody nose and mouth. he was covering his mouth yet no blood was found on martin's hand. this jury could be charged the defense is expected to rest its case, which means this jury could be charged before the end of this w
. sara is outside the courthouse in sanford, florida. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, mara. yesterday, the defense put what some are calling their star witness on the stand, a forensic pathologist who kept the jury's attention and according to legal analysts were very ekive. a shift in court yesterday from testimony centered around 911 calls, gunshot wound internet dr. mayo. as jurors took notes, dr. demayo laid out his findings that george zimmerman suffered six impact injuries to his face and head. and that while the gun was against trayvon martin's sweatshirt when the trigger was pulled, the sweatshirt was 2 to 44 inches away from his body, consistent with someone leaning over another person, as zimm zimmerman described to investigators. >> the medical evidence, the gunshot wound, is consistent with his opinion -- with his statement as to that. >> during cross-examination, demayo agreed that martin could have been pulling away when he was shot and that bruises from a fight could take days to appear or not appear at all. >> in other words, george zim r zimmerman could ha
. nbc's jay gray is at the courthouse in sanford, florida, where the jury heard from a parade of friends testifying on behalf of zimmerman. >> reporter: you're right. it's been a very busy day inside the courtroom here in sanford, florida. what i can tell you, we saw trayvon martin's dad take the stand within the last ten or 15 minutes. he's refuting testimony earlier from investigators. the focus in court again was today this dramatic 911 call from the night trayvon martin died. investigators were called back to the witness stand to share with jurors the response trayvon martin's father had the first time he was asked who it was screaming for help in the background of that call? >> okay. and mr. martin's response? >> that it was not his son. >> i think you earlier said he put his head down or something? >> yes. he was crying. he was sad. he had his head down and wiping his face with tissues. >> tracey martin wiped away tears from today's testimony. >> i started screaming as louds i could help. >> george zimmerman said it's his voice the night he shot and killed martin. he's pleaded not
. >>> at the trial in sanford, florida, george zimmerman's defense team started its first full day presenting its case. on the stand, trayvon martin's father. the point of contention today? what he heard on the 911 call. our report tonight from nbc's ron mott. >> reporter: today, defense attorney mark o'mara challenged trayvon martin's father about whether he told police the first time he heard the 911 call that it was not his son's voice screaming for help. >> i kind of pushed away -- away from the table and shook my head and said i can't tell. >> reporter: the prosecutor later listened to the tape at the mayor's office 20 times. >> basically what i was listening to. i was listening to my son's last cry for help, listening to his life being taken, and i was coming -- trying to come to grips that trayvon was here no more. >> reporter: earlier, the lead investigator offered a different reaction to the 911 tape. >> i inquired if that was, in fact, his son yelling for help. >> what was his response? >> he -- he was more of a -- verbal and nonverbal. he looked away and under his breath and said. no.
in 911 calls on the night that his son was killed. jay gray joins us now from the courthouse in sanford, florida where the trial is now in its third week. jay? >> reporter: an important and busy day. the first day of presentation, full day of presentation from the defense and you're right. focused that now familiar 911 call but for the first time we heard from trayvon martin's father about what he said he heard on that recording. tracy martin was at the center of an intense and emotional day of testimony. >> best friend in life and to have him gone is tragic. >> reporter: trayvon martin's father said initially he wasn't sure who was screaming in the background of the 911 call the night his son was killed. >> didn't tell them no that wasn't trayvon, i kind of -- i think i pushed away from the be table and just kind of shook my head and said i can't tell. >> so your words were i can't tell. >> something to that effect but i any severe said no that wasn't my son's voice. >> reporter: george zimmerman told police it's his voice supreming for help. he's pleaded not guilty to second-degree mu
the courthouse in sanford, florida, where the judge is expected to decide soon if an animation of the deadly confrontation should be played in court. jay? >> reporter: yeah, jim that debate began this morning. it will continue after the testimony here today. look, the defense strategy did shift a bit to a review of the details from the shooting of george zimmerman's injuries that as you talked about, jim, their witness testified do support his claims of self-defense. the rapid pace and emotion that had defined the defense case for the first two days gave way to a technical analysis inside the courtroom today. >> much more specifically talk about the gunshot itself, and the mechanics involved in that. >> reporter: a forensic and gunshot expert for the defense walked methodically through his review of the evidence. he said the gun was two to four inches against trayvon martin's skin and pressed against his clothes the night he was killed and martin lived one to three minutes and was conscious ten to 15 seconds after the fatal shot. >> in the face of contact of the clothing indicates this is co
an expert on gunshot wounds tried to bolster that claim. jay gray is outside of the courthouse in sanford, florida with the latest. >> reporter: good evening from outside of the seminole county courthouse where testimony has ended. the jury heard from a forensic and gunshot expert called by the dembgs strong testimony that seemed to support george zimmerman's account that he acted in self-defense the night trayvon martin was killed. the prosecution had a deliberate push back against this witness. at one point getting him to say that, in fact, the fatal injury could have been sustained as trayvon martin was pulling away from george zimmerman, trying to get away. so that was a point that the state was able to make. but overall most analysts agree it was a strong witness for the defense here today. a second witness was called, a neighbor from the complex that was there the night of the shooting and she, again, identified the voice screaming in the background of the 911 call that night as george zimmerman screaming for help, something that the defense has made a point of calling several witne
, the question was, whose voice could be heard screaming for help? a sanford police detective wrote in his report, i asked mr. martin if the voice calling for help was that of his son. mr. martin, clearly emotionally impacted by the recording, quietly responded, no. george zimmerman's defense attorney, mark o'mara. >> i think cha tracy martin said wasp that's not my son's voice and i think that's information the jury needs to have. >> reporter: in court, the jury has listened to that tape repeatedly, as has tracy martin. whose voice is that? >> trayvon. >> reporter: trayvon martin's parents have not commented during the trial but did an extensive interview with nbc news a month before the trial began. >> i never said, no, that's not trayvon. but after going back to the mayor's office and having a chance to listen to the tape for at least -- i don't know how long. we just played it over and over and over again. i knew then that that was my son. >> reporter: in court, trayvon martin's mother and george zimmerman's mother came to different conclusions. >> ma'am, that screaming or yelling, you recogn
-defense. savannah. >> all right. kerry sanders in sanford, florida, thank you. >>> savannah, thanks, more on the crash. the tragic crash of asiana flight 214. the pilot was making his first landing in a 777 at san francisco's airport. this morning we're able to give you a better idea of what the crew was facing in the cockpit. >> as investigators sift through the wreckage of flight 214 they're also trying to get inside the cockpit and the minds of the crew at the time of the crash. >> we're looking at what they were doing and we want to understand why they were doing it. >> as the approach run way 28-l on saturday the pilot had a view similar to this one. >> you're flying manually now. >> all right. >> a view i got to experience firsthand in a 777 flight simulator in 2007. like my simulated landing, the descent was routine and uneventful until something went wrong in the final seconds. >> too low, too slow. that's usually a disasterous outcome. >> he is a former 777 pilot who made hundreds of landings at the san francisco airport. >> most of us would say this is my first landing in san fr
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